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we are back now with more of "today" on a friday morning. it's the 29th day of january 2010. it is a bone-chilling morning here in the northeast. these people have bundled up and they've stuck with us throughout the morning. we're going to go outside and say hi to them, but natalie decided -- >> hey! >> she wanted to stay inside where it's warm and cozy. >> no, no, no, no. other way around, you two. >> on this friday morning. we spent a lot of time out there. >> have you ever wondered with the ice skating rink? >> how does jeremy abbott skate in just the shirt? >> it's nasty out there. really is, geez. >> i'm matt lauer with al roker and natalie, you're talking about questions about dining. >> a lot of people throw up the
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red flag because they're not sure what works anymore. we'll answers your questions with our "diet s.o.d.," from carb to low-carb diets to when is the best time to eat to whether you really need to drink all that water. we'll help you get on track. and the housing industry is still unsteady these days. if you want to know what you should be getting for your money, real estate expert barbara corcoran has deals homes across the country from $200,000 to $500,000. plus, teaching a new generation old classics. in our "book club for kids," can you believe nancy drew has been around for 80 years now? and the hardy boys series has been inspiring generations. this morning, we'll introduce the beloved classics to kids who grew up on nintendo dss and youtube. >> love nancy drew. ann, too. >> every one, sometimes twice. >> same. >> anyway, i interjected there, didn't i? >> but you basically introduced yourself, which is good. >> we'll toss it right to you. >> thanks, guys.
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good morning once again, everybody. in the news, the plan to hold the upcoming 9/11 terrorism trial in new york city near ground zero appears all but dead much the justice department is looking at contingency plans to hold the trial of khalid shaikh mohammed and his four alleged accomplices elsewhere. mayor bloomberg publicly withdrew his support for the idea, which was backed by the white house, citing huge security costs. in haiti, officials say basic medical supplies are still running low at some earthquake-devastated hospitals and clinics. thursday, hundreds of survivors struggled to get food at a distribution center. today, close arguments in kansas in the trial of a man who admits he shot a doctor who was performing abortions. on thursday, scott roeder, charged with murdering the doctor last year, testified he did what he thought needed to be done to protect him, adding, in his words, "i shot him." congress plans to hold hearings next month about safety recalls by toyota and how quickly the carmaker responded
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to the gas pedal problems. the automaker recalled over 8 million vehicles over faulty gas pedals and millions more because of problems with floor mats. president obama's taking ideas about how to revitalize the economy, including his proposal for a jobs tax cut to baltimore today. he will also meet with house republicans about the subject. and a stormy and potentially dangerous weekend ahead to tell you about, from new mexico to the carolinas. winter storm warnings are in effect for more than a dozen states this morning. freezing rain in oklahoma on thursday left at least 160,000 homes and businesses without any electricity. those are some of the top stories at three minutes past the hour. let's now go back to matt and al, who's got more on the storm. >> absolutely. where it's been and where it's going. >> that's right. right now, 20 states have either winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings or winter storm watches from new mexico all the way to maryland. and as we take a look at radar, you'll see heavy rain, thunderstorms moving from texas on into louisiana. icy conditions move into memphis, into tennessee. and as you look at the path of this storm, coming across into
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the southeast and mid-atlantic states right on into saturday morning, we're looking for potentially a lot of snow, especially from raleigh on into norfolk. they may be looking at 8 to 12 inches of snow. ice conditions through the carolinas of about half an inch of ice, and again, that ice ex >> it is going to be a quiet start for us this friday, but it is cold. temperatures will struggle to get out of the 20s today. get out of the 20s today. high temperatures that's your latest weather. natalie? ♪ i'll send an s.o.s. to the
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world ♪ >> al, thank you. this morning on "joy's diet s.o.s.," your questions about diet and nutrition. from whether or not breakfast is really the most important meal of the day to whether nursing moms should diet. we have tips from nutrition editor joy bauer. we have a lot of questions. >> that's great. >> first up, a caller from league city, texas. melanie's on the phone. good morning, melanie. >> hi, melanie! >> caller: hi, how are you? >> great, and you? what's your question? >> caller: okay, when should one cut out carbs during the day? one person told me to stop eating them at about 12:00 in the afternoon and other people told me you can eat them at every meal, as long as you have a protein included with it. also, are starches like bread not good at all, or is it just better to avoid them altogether? >> great question. >> carbs are so confusing, so i'm really glad she asked this question. >> so many low-carb diets, no-carb diets out there. >> oh, my gosh, so much misinformation out there. by no means do people need to
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cut out carbs completely from their diet. carbohydrates help to provide energy, they fuel our body, our brains, and they should definitely be incorporated into an overall healthy diet. in terms of the protein piece, you're actually right, you should couple carbohydrates together with protein, and that's because protein helps to prevent a spike in blood sugar. >> right. >> which then zaps your energy, zaps your mood, whether or not you're a diabetic. >> but having the right ratio of carbs to protein, right? >> that's exactly right. so, how much carb should you be eating? >> right. >> that's going to depend on what your goal is. but let's say you're a woman trying to lose weight. my rule of thumb is one to two servings of starchy carb with each and every meal. and not all carbs are created equal. so, you want to encourage the high-quality carbohydrates, for example, the vegetables, fruits -- >> the whole grains. >> beans, whole grains. and one serving equals about one slice of bread, half a cup of cooked rice or pasta, one cup of healthy cereal, one piece of
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fruit. and you want to discourage, of course, the low-quality carbohydrates -- >> right. >> which are going to be the usual suspects, soda, candy. >> and quickly, what about the timing of the day? does that make a difference at all? >> you know, you want to be eating every four to five hours, ultimately, just, again, to keep the blood sugars steady and to just fuel your body. >> so this thing about not eating after 12:00 in the afternoon is ridiculous. >> not at all. you can plump the carbohydrates in throughout the day. >> good. >> you just want to moderate your overall intake. >> next, an e-mail from beth in great barrington, massachusetts. she writes, "we've all heard that we should drink our water, but does it have to be plain water or do fluids from tea, coffee, protein shakes, juices, et cetera, count as well?" >> everything counts when it comes to your daily fluid quota, and that's great news. even the milk that you pour on top of your cereal. according to the institutes of medicine -- this is just an approximate amount -- men need about 12 cups of fluid a day and women need about 9 cups of fluid a day. and i say approximate because it's really going to depend on
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the climate that you're in. if it's a super hot climate, you're going to need more. >> more, right. >> if you exercise a lot, you're going to need more. and people are always surprised to hear that coffee, with all that caffeine, counts towards your daily quiota as well, because they think it's this tremendous dehydrator, but we have thoroughly studied this, and we know that moderate amounts of coffee -- that's considered one to four cups -- still counts towards your daily fluid quota, because it hardly dehydrates you. so, coffee or tea, whatever it is, except for alcohol, you know, it's all good to go. >> that doesn't count. >> no, no, no. >> darn! okay. next is a skype question from karen in stamford, connecticut. good morning, karen. >> hi, karen! >> good morning, hi. >> go ahead with your question to joy. >> i've been trying to pay closer attention to my -- [ inaudible ] very hungry at dinner. should i eat earlier in the d
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day -- [ inaudible ] >> okay, caryn's asking -- it broke up a little bit there, the signal, but she says that she's been trying to pay attention to her hunger signals and watching when she eats and what the best timing is for her. she's not a breakfast eater. >> okay. so, i'm all about intuitive eating, and i think that people should definitely pay attention to their hunger signals and not force themselves to eat when they're not hury. at the same time, you hear health experts, myself and your mother, probably, say that breakfast is so important because it gets you jump-started in the morning, it keeps you attentive during the a.m., whether you're in school or whether you're running around with your kids or you're at work. and it certainly helps to regulate your appetite throughout the rest of the day. that being said, i don't think anybody should force themselves to eat breakfast in the morning if they're just not hungry. so, in answering her question, as long as her eating schedule without breakfast keeps her feeling energized and she's not
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compulsively nibbling later after dinner, this is certainly fine. >> right. >> and she could take those breakfast calories and she can insert it as a mid-morning snack or another afternoon snack. but if she does find that she's overeating in the late evening, then i would say cut yourself off after dinner. >> right. >> you make wake up hungry and start becoming a breakfast eater. >> next is a caller, ashley, from olive branch, mississippi. good morning, ashley. >> hi, ashley! >> caller: good morning. my question is that i read online if you rinse brown beans crumbles that are cooked in hot water, it would have the same fat content as lean ground beef. is that true? >> it is true! >> oh, yeah? >> this is amazing. you can -- >> save yourself some money then, right? >> pouring a lot of hot water over ground, high-fat chuck, you can reduce the fat content up to 50%. it's a little cumbersome, but this is what you would do. again, in a skillet, you would brown your higher fat meat. you would then pour it into a colander, which you're going to set into a big pot --
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>> i do this, yeah. then you dump the water -- >> three or four cups of super hot water. you probably want to stick it in the microwave, almost boiling. then you're going to get a lot of the fat dripping into the pot. the only thought is what are you going to do with that water mixed with fat? you'll have plumbing problems if you're continuously dumping it down the drain. so just be careful with that. >> ew, okay. >> but it works. >> and you save yourself a lot of money. and keeps you from having to buy the lean -- it's more expensive. thanks, joy. >> thanks, natalie. >> keep your questions coming because joy will be here to answer them. still to come, a countdown to vancouver. a candid, rarely seen inside look at how u.s. skiers get ready to compete at the games. but next, a real estate reality check, how far your money can go with great homes for sale across the country. come with blueprint. 's ws free and only for chase customers. with finish it, you can take your balance and decide your monthly payment... or how many months you wanto take to p it off.
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real estate," how far could your money go? from new york to oregon, we're looking at some open houses across the country for the best deals from $200,000 to $500,000. "today's real estate" contributor barbara corcoran is here. >> good houses today, al. >> starting off with one of my favorite places, university heights, ohio, priced at $219,500. >> and just 15 minutes from downtown cleveland, if you want to know where that is. and this particular house has a really pretty front entrance, a real slate roof. it's like a mini mansion. it has hardwood floors throughout. once you get inside, you'll see some of those beautiful features. it's been totally renovated. that is a gas fireplace there, an old brick gas fireplace. it's got lots of sunshine throughout, a sunny kitchen with a breakfast nook that's been totally renovated. the living room has crown mouldings. on the lower level, which you can't see here, below the dining room area, they have a finished third floor with its own full bath. >> wow. >> so you can put somebody downstairs if you want. there's the master bedroom with a double window.
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lots of light and a good value at $219,000. >> and university heights not too far from the cleveland symphony, all the museums. >> no. it's got a little cultural spot all for itself. >> next, let's head to the pacific northwest, salem, oregon, priced at $339,000. a three-bedroom home, originally a barn. >> originally a barn, and when you see this wacky house inside, you'll say, okay, i get it, i could live there, maybe. let's see what you think about it, al. this is the barn. that was the original main part of the barn. it's now the living room. they've left all those high beams intact. they haven't even been tempted to paint that back wall white. they keep it looking like a barn. there's a loft for a kid up there. i think this is the kind of house kids would love ramping around in. there's the kitchen, it's open, the big, open feeling with the living room. that kitchen's been renovated. and if you look in the backyard, it has private woods, a private deck back there. that's the second bedroom right there. that's kind of a wacky window there. they didn't want to upset the outside of the barn. so, all those hardwood floors have been refinished. that's totally private there.
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>> nice. >> big old trees outside, a nice barbecue pit for yourself there. this is a great house if you have a little bit of a wacky kind of taste. >> and our moms always used to say to us, what, do you live in a barn? close the door! >> yes, there. >> you could say i live in a barn with that. >> that's a good selling feature. good thing you're not in real estate sales. >> georgetown, kentucky, $374,000. we've got a four-bedroom. >> this is smack in the middle, right in the heart of kentucky. it's a style of home called -- oh, i always mispronounce it. italianette. >> there you go. >> it was built in 1867. this is an unusual style of home, built in the 1860s. very few of them, they're expensive to maintain because of the ornate wood-working on the outside. the home has been totally preserved. most of the ceilings, with the exception of that kitchen, is 12 foot high. they have front and back stairwells for kids to romp up and down, whichever they want. it would be a very easy house when the old-fashioned furnishings to update, but all
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the heavy lifting has been done. air conditioning and heating have been replaced. just modernize the furniture and you'd have a cream puff of a house. >> nice yard. >> nice yard. >> they ovvery rare. >> they only built a few of these at the turn of the century. >> this home we were going to show a few weeks ago and ran out of time. greenwood, indiana, three bedrooms. located in a golf course community at $442,000 and you say it's a really unique house. >> it's unique, chock-full of bells and whistles. it was built by a developer, so in a real way, it was overbuilt, but look at some of the things they guy put in. >> look at that tower! >> that's 40 feet tall. you can see all of downtown, the fireworks. it's a broad view. there's the living room. one down side to this house is i think it desperately needs new lighting. everything looks darker than it really should because it's got great window space, but it just reads dark. there's an exercise room. look at those gleaming floors. i bet you that thing's never
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been used. >> probably not. >> just has that look. >> what's that? >> this is a wacky home theater, and it has the sun, the moon and the stars on this painted wall. it also has its own concession stand and separate entrance. >> so you could charge people if they come in. >> bring your friends over, whatever. i don't think that's probably used so much. but beautiful landscaping outside. there's the golf course. you don't have to look very far. and that's that great view from the tower. this is a great house. >> barbara, thanks a lot. >> my pleasure. >> this has been a wacky segment! i like it. and coming up on "today," the boys are back and they're hangin' tough. we're going to catch up with the new kids on the block and get the scoop on a new documentary. first, these messages. ♪ step by step
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it's a calling light years away from earth. the sci-fi thriller "caprica" is the sequel to "battle star galactica." i said it wrong. you messed me up, al roker! >> oh, my fault? >> you're the one -- >> 58 years before the events of "battle star galactica," and it premiered with rave views! >> and it's good to finally meet you. >> you say it in the spanish -- the caprican prudenceation would be esai -- >> it's like caprica. that is the prequel to "battle
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star galactica," and you weren't a fan, right? >> well, not that i wasn't a fan, but i just wasn't aware how great it was, and people let me know. >> oh, it's a huge following. >> very avid, very loyal fan base, and i think it's one of the reasons why everyone on our show doesn't take this for granted, even though the expectation is higher and we wanted to deliver. >> and you don't have to have seen "battlestar galactica" to appreciate it. you kind of call this more like a syfy "godfather." >> well, i compare it to "the godfather" in the sense that it's not good the gangster, our story line. we came from the neighboring planet, you know, the other side of the galaxy, or the system. but you know, "the godfather"'s more about a family, a family trying to stay together, ftryin to survive with the changing world around them. like marlon brando didn't want to get into the drug trade, but the situation overtakes you. like "battlestar galactica," it's gotten more than we
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am sarah caldwell. the search continues this morning for a suspect in a deadly stabbing in west baltimore. police say the the victim was attacked just after 5:00 last night at the 800 block of west fayette street. the man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead on the scene. so far, no word as to possible motive behind the attack. charges will not be filed in the case of a deadly summer i sort attack in charles village grid after reviewing the facts of the case, john pontolillo's attack has been ruled a justifiable homicide. he alleged that donald white lunged at him after breaking into the brush.
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he lost his arm in the attack and died from injuries. after declaring job creation priority number one in the state of the union address, president obama will be in baltimore today to put words into action. he will visit the chesapeake machine co. in highlandtown to detail his job creation proposal. he will meet with republican leaders in congress who are meeting downtown. be sure to watch 11 news at noon. we will broadcast the speech live on tv 11. now let's look to the forecast with tony pann. >> it is a cold start, but temperatures will mak it into the upper 20s and low 30's today. that is 20 degrees colder than yesterday. with winds gusting at the northwest, it will feel like the teens and 20s for most of the day today. we expect the storm to come close to us tomorrow. most of us -- most of it will be south. very little if any accumulation for most of you.
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best chance across southern maryland and the ball lower eastern shore to whether it snows or not, it will be cold. >> thank you for joining us. another update at 9:55.
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what have we got? ooh. >> down 70 -- >> two liters, wide open. >> central line kit. >> that's what it looks like on tv, but next week here on "today," we'll take you inside the operating room live from the miracle of birth to heart surgery to brain mapping. we're going to go inside the o.r. for some real-life drama starting monday morning here on "today." meanwhile, coming up in this half hour, we're going to be talking about our countdown to vancouver. we've got a full house this morning. the olympic opening ceremony is just two weeks from today. get that, you guys, just two weeks. >> wow. >> and one of the most popular sports is, of course, skiing. and this morning, a rare, inside look at the intense training of the u.s. ski team as it gets ready to take on the world. and it's going to be time for us to convene another meeting of "al's book club for kids." this morning, we're going back to basics with two favorite series for young readers, "the
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hardy boys" and "nancy drew." >> good to introduce them to, you know, the old classics. plus, a special treat this morning. latin soul singer-songwriter jenna gemazano is here with a performance. very sultry. first, lester holt and jenna wolfe are here for what's coming up this weekend. in the state of the union address, the president vowed to get americans back to work. we're going to show you where the jobs are and how to get them. plus, it's been a month since baby gabriel vanished. now his father is in texas trying to retrace his last steps. that's all this weekend on "today." >> all right. we'll look forward to it. >> you people look very nice today, may i say, as opposed -- >> as opposed to usual. >> extra layer. it's cold out there. >> can i give a compliment? can i give a compliment? >> thank you, ann. >> yes, you can, and we can take it away. >> get a check of the weather. let's see what's happening for today, the weekend, starting off with saturday. we have a mess working its way
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through the southeast, sunshine in the north, but it's going to be chilly and frigid conditions throughout new england into the great lakes. then on sunday, rain -- i didn't say sunday, sunday, i'm sorry. rain in the pacific northwest, showers in southern florida. then on sunday, sunday! we've got sunny >> we are off to a cold quiet start. temperatures will struggle to get out of the 20's. high of 31 degrees, but it will stay in and that's your latest weather. >> thanks, al. >> all right, thank you. coming up next, we'll go behind the scenes with the u.s.
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from today, and a new primetime special airing tomorrow night on nbc reveals the u.s. ski team's difficult journey to vancouver. it's called "truth in motion," and sarah schleper is an olympic skier featured in the documentary. sarah, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> when the makers of this documentary came to you and said we want to pretty much follow you around and get right inside your training, did you have any second thoughts about that? did you think, what is this going to be about? >> well, when they had first asked me to do it, i didn't realize that they were going to be in my hotel room at 6:00 in the morning when i was waking up, and you know, i had to kind of balance having my son there and these cameras following us around everywhere. but after the third day, we were very used to having cameras following us everywhere we go, putting the mikes on in the morning. >> and the cameras -- well, let's get to your son, since you brought up your son, your son lassa. >> yes. >> and he is just 2 years old, and you take him with you as you're in all this training. so, really, this really sort of reveals to some degree your
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balance of trying to balance being a mother and being an olympic skier. >> yes. >> what would you say is your salvation there? >> my husband, for sure. he does all of the work and he's an amazing father. so, he allows me to have that freedom and time to do all my training. but it's hard, too, because i like being with my family and i like being with lasse, so, it's a give-and-take thing, but i try to get all my training in and balance the family. >> give and take, because the training is intense. >> yeah. >> i mean, winning or losing a gold medal can depend on 0.01 of a second. what will we see in terms of how much you have to go through, how much focus you have to have? >> skiing is so much -- there's no -- there's so many elements in our sport that you can't really expect results. you just have to prepare yourself to the best you can, and that's why we put in countless hours of training. then you'll have a race where the results won't come out and you have to train again.
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sometimes it's hard to think, oh, i'm doing all this training and then i have a bad race, but you have to keep putting it in, because the results will eventually follow through. >> it sounds like it's a mind game. >> oh, yeah, it's a big mind game. >> what do you say to yourself when you're dealing with that? >> well, it's a hard thing because you're in the start and there's a lot of pressure, but i just try to stay really relaxed and focused and just try and not think of anything else but going as fast as i can from start to finish. >> there are a lot of other skiers who are in this documentary. people who are watching the olympics, they're going to recognize you because you roar when you come out of the gate. you actually make this kind of cheetah-like roar. >> yeah, i call it my lioness roar because it gives me lioness attacking capabilities. but it's just part of my start routine. i use it to really attack the course and kind of let out all those extra nerves and butterflies, and it's helped me a lot. >> and it really focuses you. >> yes. >> what do you want to say about your skimates, your olympic
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teammates? >> oh, well, julia mancuso is on our team and lindsey vonn, and julia is the gold medalist from torino and we have the world champion from the last two years, so, we have a strong team going into vancouver, and it's an exciting -- it's going to be a very exciting olympics for our team. >> well, you're remarkable. >> thank you. >> and congratulations on getting on the team again. >> thank you. >> and good luck to you. >> thank you. >> at the winter games. >> thank you very much. >> all right. and again, the primetime special is called "truth in motion." it airs tomorrow night on nbc at 8:00 eastern. and coming up next, inspiring a new generation of budding detectives with "the harry boys" and "nancy drew." love activia light?
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jennifer fisher is an expert on both books. she's here along with our "al's book club for kids" kids, ian goldstein, delroy brockett, danielle azzolina, spencer wong, treasure melvin and tatiana perry. good to see you guys, and jennifer, thanks for being here. >> yes, thanks for having me. >> nancy drew, celebrating her 80th anniversary. the hardy boys have been entertaining boys and girls alike for generations. why are these books still so popular? >> i think they're so popular because these characters were so fun, they were adventurous, they were bold. nancy drew, she was so independent and spunky and adventurous -- >> especially when girls weren't generally thought to be doing that. >> oh, yes. definitely ahead of her time, especially back in the '30s. and good role models. she was always willing to help others, sort of right wrongs. and i think that message resonates. >> okay, and "the hardy boys," same thing for a lot of guys. >> yes. >> the idea of being able to drive a coup -- >> oh, yeah, motorcycles, run out in the night, chase villains and save the day. it's just great fun for kids and
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inspiring. >> and the authors, carolyn keene and franklin w. dixon, those are basically pseudonyms for all these authors that would write the books. >> yes, they were. they were different authors over the years. they kept the same pen names just to keep a continuity over the years, yes. >> and what's the difference between the two? or is there a big difference, other than one has two boys at the lead and the other has a girl? >> well, the main difference between nancy and the hardys was she wasn't in school and she was motherless. she didn't have her mother. so, she had to rely on her own self and her father. and "the hardy boys," they had their mother, their aunt. >> all right. let's get some questions from our kids. ian, what would you like to know? >> how do you think both books have changed over time since they were first written? >> well, they modernized over the years, you know. they updated clothing, technology. i mean, currently, they use cell phones, and of course, they didn't back then, but they still have the same values and the same great classic foundation that's carried with all the
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different stories over the years. >> dellroy, did you like reading them? >> yep. >> yeah? what's your question? >> well, my question for "the tower treasure" by the hardy boys, why was the car named queen in the first chapter of the book? >> i think that chet just liked to name his car queen. it was just his favorite car, so that's what he chose for it. >> danielle, did you enjoy reading it? >> yes, it was -- >> which did you like better, hardy boys or nancy drew? >> i can't say. they're both really good. i was wondering, since the nancy drew series was really good, i was wondering, which book sold the most copies? >> which book sold the most copies? i know that "old clock" and "hidden staircase," those are first two books, they've always been good sellers and popular with kids over the years. in fact, they even made a nancy drew video game from her base on the "clock" book, which is so popular. >> i love that game. >> it's lot of fun. >> spencer, how did you like it? >> i really liked both.
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>> would you read more? >> yeah, i would. >> that's good. >> what's your question? >> i was wondering, in the series, do they ever meet each other? do hardy boys and nancy drew? >> they eventually do. back in the '80s, they had a crossover where they sold mysteries together and they were on tv together in the '70s, too. >> tatiana? >> treasure. >> treasure, i'm sorry. i'm looking at tatiana, i'm thinking treasure. treasure? >> my question is for the secret in "old clock." what does nancy symbolize with -- >> what does she symbolize? >> yep. >> well, i think she symbolizes independence and using your wits to get yourself out of situations and relying on yourself. good, strong reliance on yourself. >> and tatiana, what's your question? >> why do you think it was called "the secret of the old clock" instead of like "a bookcase" or something? >> well, because of the clock. it was like the central clue in the mystery that nancing was searching for. she had to find the clue, so the clock was like the big clue for
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her. >> in fact, the nancy drew movie was pretty popular recently. do you think you'll see more of those? >> i would love to see more of them. i got to consult on that movie, and so it was a lot of fun to visit the set and see it all come to life. >> now we need a "hardy boys" movie. >> you know, reportedly, tom cruz and ben stiller are thinking of putting together a, kind of where they're older, get together and follow an old mystery. >> cool. >> so, it could happen. >> jennifer fisher and our "al's book club for kids," thank you so much. the books, again, nancy drew and the hardy boys. time to reveal next month's book, "100 cupboards" by n.d. wilson. this fantasy adventure takes us on a wild ride into other worlds. so, we'll see you next month on our book club. but up next, sultry latin soul singer jenna giadano is
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♪ ♪ you can take me away she's been called the latin sade, and with her totalry voice and lyrics, singer-songwriter gemma genazzano is defining a new style of music. her new cd which came out this month month. gemma, good to see you. >> nice to meet you. >> the latin sade? that's a great compliment. something to live up to. >> it's an amazing compliment. sade's one of my favorite singers, an amazing artist and she's coming out with a new cd. >> how would you say your style is similar to hers? how would you describe your kind of jazz? >> i think of my music as sultry music. i love blending jazzy melodies with soulful grooves and rhythm, funky and hypnotic rhythms, and i love singing in spanish and in english. so, i can create a new sound? >> so, your cd is really a combination of the two passions -- >> it's a combination.
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>> the two languages, right? >> right, exactly. >> and you have an event in march at the blue note, i hear? >> i do, i do, march 26th. >> you're going to be singing there. >> i'll be singing there. >> and you're going to be singing. "if you love me" off your album. take it away. >> thank you. ♪ ♪ [ singing in spanish ]
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♪ you can take me away, you can take me away ♪ ♪ take me away, way ♪ [ singing in spanish ] ♪ you can take me away, you can take me away, take me away,
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away ♪ ♪ ♪ you can take me away, you can take me away, take me away, away ♪ ♪ oh, you can take me away, you can take me away, take me away,
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way ♪ ♪ way, way, way, way, away ♪ >> gemma genazzano and the great band. thank you. with her album "si me quieres." great performance. still to come in the fourth hour, kathie lee and her partner in crime this morning, donny deutsch.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am sarah caldwell. after declaring job creation as priority number one and restoring the economy in the state of the union address, president obama will be in baltimore today to put his words into action. he is scheduled to visit the chesapeake machine co. in highlandtown to describe his job creation proposal to he will also meet with the balkan leaders in congress meeting downtown. with a -- republican leader
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>> welcome back. we are off to a cold start, and the temperatures will not move much this afternoon. is only in the upper 20s and low 30's. if you factor in the breeze, it will feel like the teens and 20s, with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. still a chance of snow on saturday, but only 40% mark on it. best chance of accumulating snow will be way sought the baltimore, with a high of 26. >> thank you for joining us.
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we will see you back here for 11 news at noon.
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